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Nuraghe Is Paras - Isili - an archeological site of Isili, a town in the historical region of Sarcidano, province of South Sardinia built in the 15-14th century (Andrea / Adobe Stock)

Were the Anunnaki the Architects of the Towers and Tombs of the Giants of Sardinia?

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Sardinia is one of the most geologically ancient lands in  Europe, inhabited during the Upper Paleolithic, home to a Nuragic civilization that left nothing behind by way of writing. Folklore paint these people as seafarers, perhaps mercenaries — Srdn-w, as recorded in 16th century BC Egyptian texts — who may have originated from Asia-Minor.

Density map of nuraghes on Sardinia per square kilometer (Fulvio314/ CC BY-SA 3.0)

Density map of nuraghes on Sardinia per square kilometer ( Fulvio314/ CC BY-SA 3.0 )

Then there is Sardinian language. Many words, dialects, names of mountains and rivers have no basis in Greek, Latin or Punic, nor Semitic or pre-Indo European. They do, however, show analogies with Basque and North Libyan languages and dialects along the Danube. Given that Sardinians’ physiognomy is also the most dolichocephalic, with a high incidence of long heads, and the DNA of its population from 10,000 BC surviving in the present population — a unique genetic heritage — suggests their language may be a remnant of a former, and now lost, civilization.

Sculpture, Giant of Monte Prama, warrior, Sardinia, Italy, Nuragic civilization, Bronze Age (DedaloNur / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sculpture, Giant of Monte Prama, warrior, Sardinia, Italy, Nuragic civilization, Bronze Age ( DedaloNur / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Towers and Tombs of the Giants

Even more mysterious are the thousands of towers and tombs of the giants, the former named nuraghe, except no published source informs of how these unusual structures, many of which are based on megalithic stonework, came to be associated with tall people. As to their age, historians and archaeologists place them anywhere between 3500-1500 BC and yet no carbon dating has been performed to validate this range. Like nearby Malta, the sites have been arbitrarily allocated a period that best fits the academic consensus, one that relies on pottery shards or animal bones among the dirt inside these structures. Realistically, the people who built such impressive temples would also have kept them clean, free of debris, thus what archaeologists are dating is the period long after the sites fell out of use, a period of decline when they accumulated debris, and began to be used for purposes that may have differed from their original intent. By this logic, if the lowest habitation layer is dated to 3500 BC, the site itself may be decades or hundreds, even thousands of years older.

It seems that to solve the mystery of the places of the giants one must turn to etymology, local tradition, even archaeo-astronomy, the relationship between a temple and its mirrored stellar object in the sky.

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Freddy Silva is a best-selling author of ancient civilizations, earth mysteries and ancient systems of knowledge, with six published works, including his very latest, The Missing Lands: Uncovering Earth’s Pre-flood Civilization .

Top Image: Nuraghe Is Paras - Isili - an archeological site of Isili, a town in the historical region of Sarcidano, province of South Sardinia built in the 15-14th century ( Andrea / Adobe Stock )

By Freddy Silva

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Although there is anecdotal evidence of “bones of Giants” in Sardinia, there no proof whatsoever. It looks like the graves for “Giants” were destined rather for multiples burials than for a single person. Nevertheless, it is possible that quite tall people, the Sherden, lived in Sardinia but later raided Egypt where they were defeated and turned personal guards of Pharaoh Ramses B. I suggest that Sardinia was the land of Laestrygonians as mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey book 10, where Odysseus arrived with his 12 ships at the narrow and deep cove of Poltu Quatu, at the north east of the island. Just 15 km south of Poltu Quatu there is the complex Nuraghe Albuccia whose ruined towers evoke the “lofty home” described by Homer (Odyssey book 10, 111). There, they were attacked by Laestrygonias and all of his ships perished except his own. It is interesting to note that “Laestygon” is a Greek composite word of Laas (stone) and Trygon (dove) and today there are two well known caves in Sardinia with the names of “grotta dei colombi” και “grotta dei palombi” meaning “cave of doves”. Homer also describes the sheep of Laestygonians as “silver white” (Odyssey book 10, 85, in the Greek ancient text) and this fits well the “Sardo” breed. Homer knew Sardinia, as he describes the “Sardonian laughter” (Odyssey book 20, 302, in the Greek ancient text), a result of poisoning from the plant oenanthe crocata.

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